One of the possibilities that arose from the Avian Flu outbreak was the opportunity for companies to anticipate how serious long term illness can affect your business both day to day and for the long term.


So, did you build a plan on how to operate when half of your staff is suffering from flu and unable to work? When your credit manager is out and your biggest customer has placed an order that double your exposure and one third over their credit line?  When your primary vendor is unable to ship product because they are unable to manufacture due to staffing shortages?  When your entire customer service department is out ill and unable to answer customer’s questions?


If you did, great!  If not, now may be the time to create a plan to keep your business going while the illness runs its course.   We’ll talk about that in the next posting.